The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of July 2016
HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
Mind Palace: The Zen Of Clams Casino
When Clams Casino -- civilian name Mike Volpe -- released his groundbreaking debut mixtape Instrumentals in 2011, he was months away from graduating from Essex County College with a degree to become a physical therapist’s assistant. He was 23 years old at the time, an intern at the hospital in which he was born. He was about to move out of his mom’s house in Nutley, New Jersey, located one hour west of Manhattan, and find a regular job.
Lil B Writes To Kevin Durant, Says Their Game Of 1-On-1 Still Needs To Happen
When Kevin Durant officially announced that he'd be leaving Oklahoma City in favor of the Bay Area, Lil B fired off a quick announcement tweet of his own- the Based God's curse had been lifted. The Bay Area rapper has held a grudge against KD for about five years now, ever since Durant tweeted that he couldn't listen to Lil B because he was wack. But now, Lil B is welcoming the former NBA MVP to his hometown with open arms.
Lil B Lifts BasedGod Curse On Kevin Durant
Lil B's 'BasedGod Curse' has been active on Kevin Durant for a minute now. Durant isn't the first person that the Bay Area rapper has put his ominous curse on, but he was the first NBA player to receive it. Today, after Durant publicly announced his move from Oklahoma City to the Golden State Warriors, Lil B announced that his curse upon Durant has finally been lifted, welcoming him to San Francisco.
LIl B The Based God Agrees To Lift The Curse On Kevin Durant, Under One Condition
Lil B The Based God has announced that he's ready to lift the curse on Kevin Durant IF he agrees to team up with Derrick Rose, alongside Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis on the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson, along with every other owner in the NBA, is currently trying to lure KD to his team and has told Derrick Rose that Durant is next on his list.
Lil B The Based God Gives The New York Knicks His Blessing
New York Knicks fans can stop arguing about whether or not the recent Derrick Rose trade was a good move or not, because Lil B The Based God has officially weighed in and he gave the Knickerbockers his blessing. What's more, The Based God said that this is just the start of what's in store and that there's more positive vibes coming to Madison Square Garden this season.
Lil B Officially Curses D'Angelo Russell
The Based God curse has given Kevin Durant and James Harden fits for years. This year was particularly trying; Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder collapsed to Lil B's hometown Warriors in the Western Conference Finals and James Harden earned the dubious honor of attaining the NBA single-season turnover record Lil B took full credit).
Clams Casino Shares "32 Levels" Artwork & Tracklist
Clams Casino first made his name through producing game-changing records for Lil B like "I'm God," before going on to work with the likes of ASAP Rocky, Mac Miller, Vince Staples. After releasing a number of instrumental projects, both for free and through Tri Angle Records, the New Jersey beatmaker is now finally releasing his official debut album, 32 Levels.
Lil B Shares A Rare Photo Of Frank Ocean On Instagram
Ever since Frank Ocean shared the message "Based God Was Right" on Tumblr shortly before the release of his debut album, Channel Orange, it's been clear that he has a huge amount of respect for young Brandon, and as a result, the Based God has been granted the rare privilege of providing the world with brief glimpses into Frank's life.
Lil B Confirms His Based God Curse Is Still In Effect
The NBA playoffs have progressed well into the second round, and besides the Cleveland Cavaliers’ steamrolling of the Atlanta Hawks, each series has been much more competitive. Watching game three of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs over the weekend, Lil B takes the opportunity to confirm that the Based God’s curse is still very much in effect.
Lil B & Metro Boomin Are About To "Unleash" New Music
Lil B may have alienated The Weeknd and Kevin Durant, he his still has plenty of allies.
Top 10 Hip Hop Tracks That Sample Prince
What would hip hop even look like if we lived in a world where Prince never existed? It'd be much less colorful and funky, I"m sure, and some of its most vibrant artists would never have had the courage to step out of the box were it not for one of the weirdest artists of all time. André 3000, Kanye West, Pharrell, The-Dream, and Young Thug (so basically, all of The Life Of Pablo's squad) in particular have Prince to thank for some, if not most, of their musical and/or fashion styles, and the rest of the rap game isn't far off either.
ILoveMakonnen Hints At Upcoming Tour With Lil B
Well it looks like ILoveMakonnen & Lil B are hitting the road together. Moments ago, Makonnen took to twitter to share a new song with The Based God called “Can’t Let It Go,” which was followed by another tweet hinting their upcoming tour.
10 Photos Of Rappers With Their Pets
Fame and exotic pets go hand-in-hand. Just ask King George I, who ruled England in the early 18th century, who kept a pet human. Rappers are no different. While many rappers like to keep it down-to-earth w dogs, some prefer to ball out and domesticate animals you've never even heard of like endangered saber-toothed manta rays.
Lil B Takes Credit For James Harden's NBA Turnover Record
James Harden and Lil B have an on-going beef that dates back to the 2015 NBA post-season, when the Based God first put his infamous “BasedGod Curse” on the bearded NBA superstar. It was prompted by Harden’s use of Lil B’s cooking dance and then his subsequent refusal to acknowledge the dance’s origination. Whether you believe in the curse or not, James Harden went on to set an NBA playoff record by recording 13 turnovers in a single game against the Golden State Warriors – a game Lil B attended.
Lil Yachty Is Teaming With Lil B & Soulja Boy For "Pretty Boy Millionaires 2"
If you're old enough to remember the golden age of swag rap, you're very familiar with the Pretty Boy Millionaires, the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx of the sub-genre. For those who don't know, or were unfortunately not paying attention to the movement, the project is a 2010 joint mixtape from Soulja Boy and Lil B, a high-energy, spontaneous collaboration that was often imitated but never replicated, but today, we've learned of plans for a potential sequel, though the message comes courtesy of swag rap-indebted newcomer, Lil Yachty.
The "Internet Rapper" Phenomenon
Since debuting in 2008, XXL's annual Freshman Class feature has had its fair share of questionable choices (such as Kidd Kidd appearing a full eight years after we first heard him on "Mrs. Officer") and flops, not to mention numerous omissions of rappers who've gone onto stardom. It's never exactly been considered a finger-on-the-pulse-type source for new talent, but rather a conversation starter and surface-level barometer for casual hip-hop hobbyists.
Bernie Sanders' Most Hip-Hop Moments
There's no question that Bernie Sanders is the hip hop community's choice for president. As he continues to fight for the democratic party's nomination, we've decided to compile Senator Sanders' most hip hop moments. Killer Mike, the legendary Atlanta MC who is best known currently as one half of Run The Jewels, has been an avid supporter of Bernie Sanders in recent months, endorsing him at every chance he gets. T.I. is the most recent rapper to make headlines for supporting Bernie, but Big Boi and Lil B have also gone public with their feeling of the Bern.
Lil B Apologizes For Dissing The Weeknd
Lil B confused pretty much everyone when he decided to take a shot at The Weeknd on his track, "4 The Record," very matter-of-factly stating "Fuck The Weeknd".
Lil B & Metro Boomin Have New Music Coming
If you've been paying attention, you'll know that Lil B and Metro Boomin have already worked together, teaming up for the surprisingly stacked Hoop Life track, "NBA Live" (co-produced by Young Chop and 808 Mafia), but according to the Based God's Instagram, they've got more music coming.